Image credit: 2018 NAIDOC poster, tarmunggie-woman, by Cheryl Moggs, a proud descendant of the Bigambul people of Goondiwindi, Bungunya and Toobeah regions in South West Queensland. See more about the poster and artist here.
2018 NAIDOC Week began 8 July and will run through to 15 July.
The theme is Because of Her, We Can – recognising, valuing and celebrating the courage, resilience, activism and leadership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
Our 2018 National NAIDOC poster painted by Bigambul woman, Cheryl Moggs, from Goondiwindi. The painting portrays the 2018 theme, Because of her, we can! showing the courage and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. https://t.co/ESgEWyAvdB #NAIDOC2018 pic.twitter.com/Gy2H9oXdjl
— Dr Jackie Huggins (@IndigenousX) July 3, 2018
“As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.
As leaders, trailblazers, politicians, activists and social change advocates, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women fought and continue to fight, for justice, equal rights, our rights to country, for law and justice, access to education, employment and to maintain and celebrate our culture, language, music and art.
For at least 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have carried our dreaming stories, songlines, languages and knowledge that have kept our culture strong and enriched us as the oldest continuing culture on the planet.
To get involved with NAIDOC Week, check out what events are on near you here. See what’s on NITV this week here. And check out all the action, stories and news on Twitter with #NAIDOC2018 and #BecauseofHerWeCan.
You can also check out the work of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) here.
Aboriginal&Torres Strait Islander women are 32x more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence&10x more likely to die of violent assault. Behind these statistics, there are stories of hope, courage&love. FVPLSs see the strength&resilience of our women every day #NAIDOC2018 pic.twitter.com/u5UyRiH5Jb
— National FVPLS Forum (@NationalFVPLS) July 9, 2018